J. Fergus

California ruling forces Uber and Lyft to extend employee benefits to drivers
J. Fergus
The rideshare companies are expected to appeal the decision.
Labor
Carrd is leading the microsite boom happening amidst 2020's mayhem
J. Fergus
Microsites have been one of the most widely used tools for activism and charity this year.
Culture
'Ordinary Sausage' upends our ideas about food and we can't look away
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A simple concept has become a bright spot in quarantine and a YouTube sensation.
Culture
On top of everything else, Quibi exploits a union loophole to underpay workers
J. Fergus
Quibi has admitted its shows are really longer productions split into 10-minute chunks, and it's using that sleight-of-hand to undercut show crews.
Exclusive
This Dyson vacuum is a game changer, and you can get it for nearly 50% off right now
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The V7 Animal is so cordial and delightfully underpriced, it’s almost rude not to add some magic to your chores today.
Good Finds
Twitter gives me panic attacks every time a celebrity trends. Please stop.
J. Fergus
This is far too much unnecessary grief.
Context is King
After 15 years without personality, Facebook recreates the internet it destroyed
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E.gg reaches back to the busy designs of the early internet.
Tech
You can’t go to Iceland, but your screams can
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Iceland would like to remind us of its stark beauty and take some of our pain all at once.
Culture
Cake disguised as other objects is more unsettling than deepfakes
J. Fergus
Are you cake? Are you sure?
Edible Nightmares
There's a place where you can hug a stranger and never get sick
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From video cuddle sessions to immersive VR experiences, people are finding the next best thing to in-person affection.
Culture
Escape to a new vista without breaking quarantine
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Window Swap provides transfixing video views from windows across the globe.
Culture
Tesla has more Cybertruck pre-orders than the number of cars it's delivered in two years
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Whether Tesla can meet demand on time remains to be seen, though. Its track record on that front is abysmal.
Beastly hype
This MIT robot could autonomously disinfect local food banks
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The robot could be used in factories, schools, and other high-traffic places.
Tech
The Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle is the pour over upgrade you need
J. Fergus
This sleek, minimalist kettle does a lot with a little, and looks good doing it.
Guides
The New York Times has ditched Apple News because it's not good for business
J. Fergus
The legacy publication wants to focus on direct relationships with its audience.
Media
Amateur erotica fest Hump! has gone online, but no screenshots, please
J. Fergus
The traditionally theater-only festival has had to embrace the virtual world and the challenges it brings with it.
NSFW
You only have 12 days to get in on Steam’s Summer Sale action
J. Fergus
From Doom Eternal to Jackbox, summer distraction is more affordable than ever.
Gaming
Boston bans use of facial recognition, approves $3.6B police budget
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It’s the second-largest U.S. city to ban the technology.
Legal
Detailed hand and body detection is coming to iOS 14
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From stylus-free writing to fitness tracking, developers have a lot more to work with.
Tech
Honeywell built the world’s most powerful quantum computer
J. Fergus
By its own and IBM's standards, anyway.
Tech